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're at the new york state museum. this is our gallery that's dedicated to the history of september 11th and the attacks in new york at the world trade center. we decided with the gallery to tell the story, um, for the first moments of the attacks using objects and photographs from the world trade center site. um, this is a piece of steel from the south tower, the world trade center floors 7-9. we put it in a place where the public can actually come and touch it. it gives the visitor a real tangible experience. this is a piece of steel from the north towers, floors 71-74. this is a dramatically bent piece of steel, it's -- this is within ten floors of the impact of flight 11 on the north tower, and again, you can see the openings where the windows would have been and pieces of this metal strip that would have held the aluminum clad on the front of the building. every piece of steel is marked so you know which building, which floor and which side of the building it's on. so we researched that after we took in some steel. this one we picked because it was so close to impact, um, and becaus
compromise is an urgency required by the times in which they were forced. recently, "the new york times" columnist david work summarize this concept well when he wrote that there are policies that are not permanently raised in situations matter most. tax cuts might be right in one decade, but rock and the next. .. we are surrounded by history per pettily here in the senate as well as throughout the capitol. how can we not be inspired by it to rise to this occasion? indeed if you know history, you understand the very story of america's most formative days, was defined by an understanding that effective governance requires the building of consensus, and that such consensus is achievability even was a h after the exercise of passionate advocate sei which brings us back to the creation of a document we cherish and revere. that is the united states constitution. 225 years ago, 55 leaders from divergent geographic concerted on the city of philadelphia and justice for all. they were strong willed and unabashedly opinionated. they disagreed and argued about great many matters both petty and con
% of the people and say to the president that's it, no more, come back on the debt ceiling. the "new york times" wrote about that as a fallback position. could you support that? >> well, first of all, i don't want to feed into the doomsday stuff. i'm confident there are enough people, the majority of people in the town that understand what we are playing with here, playing chicken with is the most important country in the world, and, you know, with are on the verge of doing significant, and, perhaps, lasting damage to the enormous and extraordinary country we inherited. nobody wants that to be a part of the public service legacy. that being said, before we talk about fiscal cliffs, remember, we are here because of the last fiscal cliff. since we had another fiscal cliff type scenario with the debt limit that credited the scenario that led to this, and this idea i voted against that, put bad things to happen at one time because that will force washington to do something. well, surprise, it didn't work. here we are, again, facing this. we have two issues to face. number one is in the immediate te
worse. senator schumer of new york joined the debate arguing may 10th, 2005 saying, quote q the the basic makeup of the senate is at state, what americans prize are at stake. the idea of bipartisanship, where you have to come together, and not just ram everything through because you have a narrow majority is at stake. the very things we treasure and love about this grand republic are at stake. senator durbin argued, quote, those who would attack and destroy the institution of the filibuster are attacking the force within the senate that creates imroms and bipartisanship. there's an event in 2005, april 20, 2005, at the center for american process called "going nuclear: the threat to the system of the checks and balances," with a speak by robert byrd of west virginia citing the long history of the filibuster that proceeded our republic saying, quote, in my 53 years in congress, i've never seen a matter that came before the congress, before the senate, or the house as a matter of fact that is so dangerous, so out of the mainstream, so radical as this one, obstructive tactics i
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